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Platforms to the World
Thursday, Jan. 30
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: JSOM Davidson Auditorium

Throughout the 21st century, emerging media platforms like social media or virtual reality have promised ever faster and more intimate connections with people around the world. At the same time, media technologies themselves, like drones and surveillance cameras, contribute to the reinforcement of social divisions and political borders. How do we reconcile these contradictory uses of media? The Platforms to the World plenary will address this question through an interactive discussion and multimedia presentation.


Panelists for this session include Feng-Mei Heberer (NYU), Carlos Jimenez (U of Denver) and Shannon Mattern (The New School) and ATEC professor Juan Llamas-Rodriguez as moderator. This session ultimately invites attendees to think about the relationship between our uses of media and the making and unmaking of borders in everyday life.


Event is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Reception to follow. 

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Juan Llamas-Rodriguez, 972-883-7591
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